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August 17, 2021

Sculpture Capital of Canada: Castlegar, BC

With a population that is 7,000 strong, the community of Castlegar harbours a deeply rooted desire to nurture burgeoning artists, all while encouraging enthusiasts to take it outside.

Castlegar’s Sculpturewalk is the “Sculpture Capital of Canada”; a collection of local and international works artfully displayed throughout the city’s parks and plazas.  They welcome art-minded visitors and locals out-of-doors to view these one-of-a-kind and sometimes, surprising sculptures. 

“Share the Road” by Alexis Mainland; Photo by David Gluns

The masterpieces are on loan and will be showcased with one sculpture ultimately selected by the locals (The People’s Choice Award,) as a permanent landmark within the community.  The annually event attracts local, regional and international world-class sculptural talent to be showcased in Castlegar, BC.

“Sphere of Influence by Carl Schlichting; Photo by Kari Medig ~ A sculpture made of bicycle wheels in downtown Rossland, BC

Want to keep walking? Stroll the landscape of nearby Zuckerberg Island Heritage Park, with its swath of pretty parkland, suspension bridge and a unique Russian Orthodox country chapel, built by the park’s namesake, the late Alexander Zuckerberg, to celebrate his family’s heritage.

Come explore the Sculpture Capitol of Canada, in Castlegar, BC.

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Top/cover artwork by David Ducharme “Equilibrium”; photo by David Gluns.

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